Entertainment Editor, Pink News

Location: London
Salary details: £35-40,000
Closes: 21/08/2022
  • Flexible Working
  • Full-Time
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  • Remote Working

PinkNews is the world’s largest and most influential LGBTQ+ media brand, reaching a global audience of more than 100 million unique users per month across our website, socials and app. Our mission is to inform, inspire change and empower people to be themselves. Throughout our 17-year history, we have supported and campaigned for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, helping to deliver transformative change in the UK and worldwide.

Our award-winning team is proud of our position as the diversity-focused publisher with the highest number of media industry awards anywhere in the world. In 2022 alone so far we have won six awards, recognising the incredible work of our incredibly talented team.

As we continue to grow and diversify our content output we are seeking an Entertainment Editor to join our dynamic and award-winning newsroom. This is an exciting time to join our team where no two days are the same. We deliver quality journalism and original content across all platforms to a global audience. We are dedicated to achieving global equality for LGBTQ+ people by informing, engaging and empowering our customers through award-winning content, live events and bespoke products and services.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working with our Head and Deputy Head of Editorial team to create, plan and execute daily entertainment news and features coverage for PinkNews
  • Managing a team of journalists to work on entertainment stories, break news and deliver exclusives
  • Editing content at speed, ensuring reporters’ copy is sharp, tight, readable, in keeping with house style and produced to the highest standard
  • Verifying information and checking facts to confirm story accuracy
  • Improving copy by identifying inconsistencies and errors, in both language and content
  • Liaising with other departments including production and audience to ensure best possible coverage for entertainment stories

General:

Work in keeping with the PinkNews Values:

  • We are INCLUSIVE
  • We are INNOVATIVE
  • We have INTEGRITY
  • We are editorially and commercially INDEPENDENT
  • To act as an ambassador for the brand and promote the PinkNews mission to inform, inspire change and empower people to be themselves.

Keys Skills and Experience:

  • NCTJ or equivalent journalism degree or demonstrable experience of editing and decision making on an entertainment or culture desk
  • Proven track record of seeking out exclusive and breaking stories, with a burgeoning contacts book relevant to entertainment and culture
  • Experience of planning coverage of future news events
  • Excellent news sense and judgement
  • Impeccable knowledge of media, copyright and libel law
  • An understanding of SEO best practices
  • A passion for LGBTQ+ content and a belief in equality for all

The Package:

  • Salary from £35,000-£40,000 DOE
  • 32 days annual leave pro rata, including bank holidays
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • 24/7 access to mental health support
  • Instant access to regular counselling & therapy sessions, booked directly through Slack
  • Unlimited access to our wellbeing and mental health resource centre
  • Instant access to independent financial, legal and other advice for you and family members
  • Fully funded socials, activities and away days
  • Funded training and development opportunities
  • Monthly team awards
  • Progressive workplace policies including Transitioning At Work
  • Commitment to hybrid working
  • NEST Pension
  • Macbook, home office equipment
  • Mental Health First Aiders (training available)
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